nice pics Ric.
Certainly is as cold as it gets at the moment.
Was thankful the quality sesh was light tonight. 8x400s.
2x 1,18, 4 x 1.17, 1x1.16, and a completely out of pattern 1.12.
There was a little gang up the track again, who looked better suited to going and snowboarding than running.As much as I told myself to ignore them, on rep I couldn't resist, and wondered if I could make up half a track on them.
Came round the back straight to be greeted by them running 6/7 abreast across multiple lanes, so I had to swoop into about lane 7 to get round. Was concerned I might lose speed, so put a bit extra on, but clearly way too much.
Never mind, was a nice burn. Can't be too much wrong with the hip to knock out 400s. Think it's just the cold getting in.
I think I've finally mastered how to crop down the images. A new one will appear soon in the box. It will show me doing a session one year ago, in the heat of New Zealand.
Conditions appear to be warming up for the weekend. I could doing the XC if the next day or two goes well. Aches almost gone.
Good sesh SG. Last Wed night I ran 100s in a t-shirt and LS bike jersey!
Fingers crossed for you Ric.
tonight was so cold that 1 rep without gloves was a big mistake, so in the recovery jog quickly put some on...and just about got feeling back into the fingers....
can't run this evening, so, had to shunt a 4miler in this morning.
We're talking trousers, hooded top, gloves weather cold today!
All done though, and 6 to come at lunch.
Stevie G . wrote (see)
can't run this evening,
can't run this evening,
spill the beans ...
Philip_M_Jones wrote (see)
Stevie G . wrote (see) can't run this evening, spill the beans ...
Maybe that's what he was doing?
I'll get my coat ...
Anyway, apropos of nothing, it occurred to me last night that I do all my best running in Hampshire. My 5K, 10K and half marathon PBs were all set in Hampshire this year - Basingstoke, Yateley and Gosport respectively. Maybe I'll only bother running in Hampshire next year.
Dachs wrote (see)
Philip_M_Jones wrote (see) Stevie G . wrote (see) can't run this evening, spill the beans ... Maybe that's what he was doing? I'll get my coat ...
Are you suggesting that our glorious leader is attempting carnal knowledge of a female of our species?
I must be a right poster boy for dedication to the name of training, if not being available to run one evening in my life brings up so much conjecture
Well I hope you tell her you've a race Sunday.
Reminds me of a guy who shattered his 5 mile best with a 25:38 clocking, mainly to impress a new girl friend.
She promptly gave him the elbow, the passing dig being, "if he has that much energy to spare...."
Just on another note...after Mace joined the thread...I did say I'd post who he is...it's this chap on the video
I can see Ric getting down to this
I'll set the dogs on his ass!
where on earth are you lot today!?
The weather has rendered us speechless. Almost
Did 10 miles off road before most of the rain set in.
Should be ok for the Metros TVXC now that the ice has gone.
Have no real idea how that will go. Due to the niggles it will be first excursion involving race effort since the Epsom 10.
niggles generally keep themselves quiet in races.
something about the adrenaline/stress of trying to hold rivals off makes them go temporarily.
Best bit of xc is no time benchmarks, not hitting a marker and thinking heck i'm not on course here.
even better for a course that you've never done. Not even a comparison to the previous year.
We still compare xc to other years even though it's ridiculous. 5th at Sandhurst was a better performance than 2 years ago, yet a min slower. That was the wind and puddles, but I never record that on the spreadsheet!
SG, You'll hit a marker in the Metros XC. According to the Garmin, the part of the course where we're directed off for our second lap is exactly 2 miles.
I vaguely recall hitting that spot in 12:15 last time out and did 35:55 for the 5.73 miles.
As mentioned before, each lap is 1.82 miles long so calculations are possible.
One good thing about this course is that its possible to do an entire recce of the course as a warm up. Ideal for me as I need at least 15 mins of running before I can properly function.
Going to have another look at the course tomorrow. I'll have to go there again later to do some course modifications with a pair of croppers. Last year I had to use a chainsaw.
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